Mason City Globe Gazette, November 19, 1947

Mason City Globe Gazette

November 19, 1947

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 19, 1947, Mason City, Iowa J M 1 1ft NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME TMI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOLUV Aaodjled Prqt md Pros rill Ixued Wlra Five Cents a Copy MASON crry IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER Thli Piper Consists at Two On No 35 PIGEONHOLE PRICE RATION CURBS Marshall Puts Toughness in Russ Policy BLASTS SOVIET I WORD WAR AS CONTEMPTUOUS Red Officials Are Lying in Barrage Against Aid Program Washington of State Marshall injected a new ele ment of toughness Wednesday in this countrys patientbutfirm policy to wardRussia Charging tttat soviet officials and their communist allies are lying and know theyre lying in a brazen and contemptuous pro paganda barrage against his lEuropean recovery program lall declared it is time to call halt We do not propose to stand by and watch the disintegration of he international vhich we belong the cabinet fflcer asserted on the eye of his eparture for a face to meeff 3g with Russian Foreign Minister lolotov But while his speech in Chicago uesday night was his toughest et as a cabinet officer Marshall evertheless pledged that his sole next weeks Big 4 foreign rs conference in London to find a sound basis for European peace settlement The secretary omitted any men tion the idea of making peace frith Germany without Russia lather he said the United States Swill work for the creation of a central authority in a i federated German state as a step I toward the final framing of a 1 formal treaty For himself he said ter what the provocationsfaisonly purpose at London will be to end the present tragic stalemate and MARSHALL ENJOYSXAUGHSecretary of State George Marshall 2nd Ia KHW Publisher a dmn5 in Tuesday Preceded his ad Left to right Kennelly S Knight Marshall and Adlai E Stephenson U S Alternate representa to speed the advent of a new era of and hope for Europe and thp However Marshall said the American people have been goaded into active resentment by the campaign of vilification and distortion of American mo tives in foreign affairs waged by both soviet officials and com munist groups i These opponents of recovery charge the United States with im perialist design aggressive pur poses and finally with a desire to provoke a 3rd world war the soldierdiplomat declared adding I wish to state emphatically that there is no truth whatsoever in these charges and I add that those who make them are fully aware ofthis fact Marshall thus appeared to be touching off the intensified Amer ican truth campaign which high government officials said earlier this month was in the making Without mentioning names the cabinet officer took critical note of the warmongering charges Molotovs deputy Andrei Al Vi shinsky has been leveling against many Americans at the United Nations general assembly Today ourpeople have been virtually driven into a state of ac tive tesentment and having been goaded to this point theyare ac ciised of having lighted and stoked this great fire of public resent aent the secretary asserted This last is propaganda yes of the most brazen and contemp tuous character But since it af fects the very stability of the world it is time to call a halt to such inflammatory practices Marshall stressed these points AAF Will Test 42000 Pound Bomb in California Desert Experiment on Worlds Heaviest Bomb Will Washington air force will begin test drops of the worlds 1 SovietAmerican are due largely to a differences divergence of purpose concerning the future of Europe rather than any direct i clash between their national in terests 2 If Europe is restored as a sol vent and vigorous community the conflict with the Soviets as far as Europe is concerned will lessen 3 The near collapse of Europe since the war has created in effect a political and economic vacuum which it is certainly not our pur pose to exploit by filling it with American power Instead the United States is working with governments of many political complexions in the effort to re store Europe 4 On the score of imperialism Russia since 1939 has annexed some 280000 square miles of terri tories with a population of 22000 000 people whereas the United States and Britain have voluntar ily contracted their areas heaviest 42000 pounder about 2 weeks at Muroc air base in theCalifornia desert it was learned Wednesday Twelve of the huge missiles have been delivered by the army ordnance departmentfor the ex periments The modified B29 Superfortress which will carry the record bomb load aloft is at Elgin field Fla Its crew has completed a course of special training The mammoth bomb willbe suspended from newlydevised shackles half in and half out of the lengthened bomb bay and will clear the ground by bare inches when the airplane makes its take off run The bombs dropped at Mnroc probably will be weighted to compensate for the lack of ex plosive charges The factthat several are be ing used suggests that releases will be from varying heights to observe the characteristics of fall and the depths of penetration into the earth It is assumed that army ord nance experts then will conduct their own tests of the explosive potential including the detonat ing of bombs planted at depths corresponding to those attained in the highaltitude drops From their experiments the ordnance men will get their in formation on earthshock blast area and zones of damage Because of the size charge some officers suggested the explosion tests will be made at remote ordnance and bombing ranges In the west REVEAl GEN METEl Firm Official Testifies Officer Got Washington TE Read nower said Wednesday year of his salary from Aviatio Electric company went to Ma Gen Bennett E Meyers during th war years and up until the firm was dissolved in 1945 Keadnower 30 of Dayton Ohio told the senate war investigatin committee the company whici other witnesses have said Meyer secretly owned paid him monthly while he served in th army In addition he said a salary was charged on the books to him but the money other than that needed to pay income taxes went to Meyers He told the senators that on one occasion he delivered morethan cash to Meyers in an en velope representing the residue of his ostensible 1941 sal ary afterpayment of taxes Eeadnower said that Meyers retireddeputy air forces procurement gave him With this Readnower saidhis actual 1941 pay from the company was Readnower was on the firms books as vice president and secre tary He is a brotherinlaw of B H Lamarre the companys pres ident TOMORROW Eggless Thursday The air force said the 42000 pounds will be the heaviest bomb load ever lifted by a plane To ward the end of the war a B29 was converted to carry 2 22000 pound under each use against Japan but it never flew a mission Airmen assume that the B29 in the Muroc tests will leap vio lently when the 21ton bomb is released They pointed out when a relatively insignificant 7000 pound salvo of bombs was dropped from the smaller wartime B17s the airplanes shot sharply up wards The Muroc experiments are ex pected to be conducted in secrecy and no technical information will be released on the results ob tained The air field at the sprawling Muroc military installation has been used recently for record breaking speed tests of both air force and navy jet aircraft Tries to Steal Train Toongstown Ohio ton Colley 40 a longtime engin eer of the Erie railroad who es caped from Massillon state hos pital last year was back in cus tody Wednesday Police said they caught him trying to steal a loaded Detroit Pittsburgh passenger train Flivver Plane Pilots at Watson Lake B C Watson Lake B C ford Evansand George Truman roundtheworld flivver flyers said Wednesday would at tempt to fly on to Fort Nelson B C as soon as weather permits They landed here Tuesday after a flight of 300 miles from White horse SAME White flag steam no traffic death In part 24 hours Iowa Hunters Fined Des Moines Robin ette 20 and J H Robinette 45 both of Des Moines have been fined and court costs after pleading guilty to charges of shooting ducks an hour and a quarter after the close of the shooting hours Lloyd Huff Polk county conservation officer re ported Tuesday Mixed Weather Des Moines mixture of all of it gloomy in Iowa Wednesday Generally skies were overcast and many points reported fog A light snow was falling atfeMason i jmdrmQEning ands Sjoux City reported some raihf witha high of 41 Tuesday and a low of 22 early Wednesday had the states most extreme temperatures STATE ENTERS MOTT SLAYING IN MASON CITY Accused VerHelst at Farm Home Awaiting Hearing on Monday Charles VerHelst 18 year old Mason City high school senior ac cused of murder in connection with the strangulation death of his 16 year old fiancee Arlene Mott was at his familys farm home on the west outskirts of Mason City Wednesday awaiting his prelim inary hearing next Monday aft ernoon Police Chief Harold E Wolfe made it plain however that investigation of the case has not been discontinued during the recess in legal proceedings Dwight O Bender agent of the state bureau of investigation ar rived in Mason City Wednesday morning to assist in the Investi gation His assistance was re quested by Chief Wolfe from R W Ncibergall chief of the state bureau We intend to leave noth ing undone in tracing every phase of the case Chief Wolfe said He moved to squelch rumors flying about the city which have been growing daily since the girls body was discovered last Thurs day night lying beside VerHelsts car which was parked in the alley behind the home of her parents Mr and Mrs Carl Mott VerHelst stumbled through the front door of the Mott home at p m and told the girls brother Le Hoy to go to the alley and get V A LEON BLUM Form New Cabinet PAUL REYNACD Efforts Fail Arlfene The reported a periodically ioii by VerHelst Weaker Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with occa sional light rain or snow Wed nesday night and Thursday Little change in temperature until colder Friday Low Wed nesday night day 38 to 40 32 High Jhurs lowa Cloudy through Friday with occasional light rain or snow spreading slowly north and west Thursday and over the entire state Thursday night Friday rain or snow changing to snow flurries No decided change in temperature until colder Friday or Friday night Saturday part ly cloudy and rather cold Tem peratures Thursday will range from average lows of 33 to aver age Highsof 39 west and 28 to 42 east on Friday from 33 to 38 west and from 33 to 43 east Minnesota Cloudywith occasional light snow south andscattered snow flurries north portion Wednesday night and Thursday Little change in temperature IN MASON CITY lobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 33 Minimum 31 At 8 a m Wednesday 32 Precipitation Trace Snow Trace and by members of the girls f am ily1he chief admitted but there hasbeen no such development he emphasized Carl Mott was at his work in the Northwestern States Portland Cement plant from to 1103 p m the chief said Mott is oper ator of an electrical control board at the plant and questioning of Ms associates there has established that he could not have left his post during Thursday evening Other members of the Mott fam ily including LeRoy Mott were asleep in the house when VerHelst began pounding at the door they told police LeRoy came down the stairs from his bed only partly clad Blum Agrees to Try to Form New Government forFrance Cabinet Crisis Comes as CommunistLed Strikes Sweep Nation Paris Blum veteran socialist statesman has agreed to try to form a new government a socialist spokesman announced Wednesday as France writhed in the grip of spreading communist led strikes Military trucks rushed flour to Paris to assure the capital of its bread supply endangered by a miners walkout All Frances 114000 coal miners were on strike Mediterranean ports were tied up by transport walkouts The na tionalized automobile industry was paralyzed by work stoppages All sought increased pay The gov ernment of socialist Premier Paul Ramadier was the target of the concerted attack Informed sources said Paul Reynaud independent who was the last premier of the 3rd re effort to form he could fEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 46 29 Jaffa in Palestine is the town rpm which Jonah sailed on the rip on which according to the ible he was thrown to the whale Bubble Gum Trouble on Freedom Train Reading Pa marines guarding the priceless historical documents of the freedom train are having bubble gum trouble Walter H S OBrien director of the train told members of the Reading Rotary club Tuesday that it took 2 men 8 hours to clean the plush carpet in the tram recently Suspend Des Moines Policeman for Rough Handling of Prisoners Moines Moines PoliceChief Lorin Miller said Wednesday that one city police man had been suspended indef initely and another reprimanded for alleged rough tactics in handling prisoners Patrolman Frank Manny was suspended and Patrolman Frank Kircher will be deprived of his day off for 4 weeks Miller refused to comment on the action but he indicated that it was partly the result of the arrest early this month of 5 high school students after a football game not muster sufficient socialist strength without alienating sec tors of the extreme right needed for his voting strength in the na tional assembly The announcement of Blums decision was made by Guy Mollet secretary general of the socialist party He declared that France had permitted herself to be di vided into 2 groups and that if civil war should come it would be as bad as it was in Spain Mollet addressing a luncheon of the AngloAmerican Press club said a government under the 75 yearold Blum would be Frances best opportunity to maintain her balance Mollet declaring a force to strike a balance between the com munists and the extreme right De Gaullists was needed declared Dont believe that we do not know the risks we are facing M Blum accepts them The socialists around him realize the importance of that You can be assured there is no desire to be Kerenskys or Noskes Noske was minister of war in the social democrat government of Germany after World war I who undertook to suppress communism in the Ruhr The reference indi cated the new government would not be expected either to capitu late as Kerensky did in Russia to strong Bolshevik forces or re press them as Noske did The efforts of Premier Ramadier himself to strengthen his coalition cabinet also have met with little success Mollet said a force was neces SAVE MAROONED MEN ON ISLAND Sailors End 5Day Ordeal After Wreck Halifax N S British freighter Empire MacCalum re ported Wednesday she had begun taking aboard survivors of the shipwrecked freighter Langlee crag after their 5day ordeal of being marooned on bleakSacred island off the northern tip of New foundland The Empire MacCalum one of 4 ships which plunged through heavy seas toward the island on rescuemissions reported she ar rived at midnight and stood by until daylight to take aboard the crewmen The Lang leecrag also was a British ship For 5days the ously estimated at from 30 to 44 in lashed by icy rain and buffeted by giant break ers while their radio operator sent out frantic messages that time was running out One man was lost when the ship smashed on the shore reefs and broke in 2 early Saturday a Single Firehose Fired Treaty Ends Battle of Newark Newark N J The treaty of Washington ended the battle of bay Wednesday without a single firehose being fired Under the peace treaty the city of Newark was assured that its arbor would not be turned into a junkheap for longer than 9 months nd the 33800ton battleship New Mexico was permitted to proceed to er final resting place The agreement was reached Tuesday in Washington between the ipsett Salvage company Mayor Vincent Murphy of Newark and the ew York port authority with ssistance of Undersecretary of IB NavyW John Kenney Murphy agreed to let the Lip tt company break up 3 decom missioned battleships the New exico the Wyoming and the laho in Newark harbor pro ded its a 9roonth job After the agreement Murphy lephoned his acting here to withdraw the blockade of Newarks 2 35foot fireboats which haye kept the battleship New Mexico at bay with the threat of watery broadsides The 29 year old dreadnaught will be towed into the harbor Wednes day The other 2 ships the Wy oming and the Idaho will follow within 2 weeks sary to oppose both the commun ists and Gen Charles De Gaulles rightist French Peoples party He said a Blum govern ment represented Frances last chance to keep herself a country in which would be found liberals pacifists and democrats to whom the Americans could talk Blum 75 year old veteran states man formed a caretaker coalition government of all socialists last December during the transition to the 4th republic after unsuccess fully trying to bring in the com munists He served as premier and president until the middle of last January when Vincent Aur iol a socialist was elected presi dent Government sources said new shipments of flour with reserve stocks already in bakers ware houses would keep the bread ra tion stable in spite of the walkout of 4500 Parisian millers The communist led General Confederation of Labor C G seeking a 3800 franc about increase in the minimum monthly wage and 25 per cent salary ad vances pending negotiations al ready has tied up Frances coal mines most of the auto industry and her Mediterranean ports The population of Egypt under the Ptolemys has been estimated at 7000000 compared with 18 000000 today Legislators Making Plans for Session Des Moines session plans already are being made by some Jowa legislators and there is talk that other issues might be aired besides the state income tax if such a session is called There is increased speculation that Dec IS may be the date for the opening of such a session Rep E J Morrissey RVa speaker pro tempore of the house said Tuesday that a movement was under way to spon sor a brief investigation of the state conservation commission Gov Robert D Blue was ex pected to disclose late this week whether he will reconvene the general assembly A special ses sion has been urged by many re publican leaders to keep the state income tax from returning to a full rate collection basis next year Three officials were fired by the conservation commission re cently The action followed earlier criticism of the commission by the governor who ordered an investi gation of the states conservation setup Morrisseysaid he thought the discharged officials should have had a hearing before any action was1 taken One senator reportedly has ar ranged already for a hotel room for the session and state govern ment sources have been making checks on hotel space expected to be available in midDecember Fear 20 Are Killed in Italian Air Crackup Rome chartered Swedish freighter plane carrying 30 per sons including 20 Swedish mili taryairmen crashed Wednesday in the mountains near Salerno and Swedish diplomatic sources said 20 persons were killed The plane was enroute home from Addis Ababa where the 20 military men and 4 others had de livered a group of B17 planes sold by Sweden to Ethiopia The Swedish foreign office in Stockholm announced the death toll adding that 10 were injured The military airmen on board were 4 captains 9 lieutenants 3 noncommissioned officers 2 me chanics one electrician and a maintenance engineer SENATE GROUP JTES STOPGAP D TO EUROPE Tafts Committee Gives Priority to Lesser Issues in Truman Plan Washington UR Congress Wednesday pigeonholed President Trumans request for emergency antiinflation price and rationing controls until at least the regular session which starts in January But the senate foreign relations committee unanimously approved the administrations emergency measure for in stop gap aid to France Italy and Aus tria Chairman Arthur H Vanden berg RMich said the senate would start debate Monday on the relief bill The decision to postpone consid eration of the controversial price control and rationing authority re quest was made by the joint housesenate economic committee headed by Robert A Taft R Taft said the committee decided to give priority to less controver sial phases of the presidents 10 point program for curbing price rises The Ohio senator said that the committee would consider these points at the special session 1 Restoring controls on install ment buying and restricting bank credit 2 Regulating commodity ex changes 3 Extension and strengthening of export controls 4 Promoting the sale of live stock and poultry at weights and grades representing the most ef fective use ofgrain 5 Enabling the agricultural de partment to expand its conserva tion program and authorizing measures to increase foreign food production Taft said the committeealso may consider the Truman pro posal to authorize allocation and inventory control of scarce basic materials like steel He added that extension of con trols on transportation and rents would be left to regular legislative committees In approving the emergency re lief bill the foreign relations com mittee adopted amendments to au thorize the state department to spend up to 25 per cent of the total in foreign markets This it was felt would relieve pressure on U S supplies Although approved by a 13 to 0 vote the bill was ringed with sev eral committee amendments de signed to prevent any big disloca tion of the American economy and to insure that the Austrians French and Italians are told who is helping them The committeeapproved bill would provide 1 Immediate shipment of food fuel and other commodities to pre vent intolerable hunger and cold and economic upheaval in the 3 countries 2 Require promises by France Italy and Austria to make the best use of all supplies and full pub licity about the source and pur pose of the relief 3J Prompt termination by the president of assistance to any country which does not keep those promises 4 Labeling of all commodities showing such aid has been furn ished by the United States Vandenberg said the committee ignored proposals that administra tion of the program tie placed un der a new agency The programs would be handled by field admin istrator nowin charge of aid given under the postUNRRA relief pro vided last spring The measure is merely an authorization bill The house and senate appropriations committees later will have to rec ommend the hard cash for carry ing out the relief program Mrs Eighmey Released After Jury Returns No Bill in Fatal Shooting Waterloo IP Mrs Emma Eighmey 39 who had been held in connection with the fatal shoot ing of her husband Donald 40 was free Wednesday after a grand jury investigating the case re turned a no bill Tuesday The shooting occurred at the Eighmey farm home at Finchford Iowa Sunday Sheriff H T Wag ner said the woman told him that her husband had threatened her during an argument over another woman No charges had been filed During Emperor Napoleons military campaigns his chef not knowing when his chief would appear for meals roasted a chick en every 20 minutes ;

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